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Declining Valuations and Equilibrium Bidding Central Bank Refinancing Operations

  • Cassola, N.
  • Ewerhart , C.
  • Valla, N.

It is argued that bidders in liquidity-providing central bank operations should typically possess declining marginal valuations. Based on this hypothesis, we construct equilibrium in central bank refinancing operations organised as variable rate tenders. In the case of the discriminatory pricing rule, bid shading does not disappear in large populations. The predictions of the model are shown to be consistent with the data for the euro area.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:bfr:banfra:151
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